Hello & thank you for the files !
I've launched it via dc-tool to do a quick video test... but unfortunately, the mpeg files I wanted to launch weren't visible in the directory.
I suppose it's because the files have the file extensions .mpg and .mpeg.
It would be nice to have a button that would filter all known extensions on & off, because you never know what extension somebody could give to a video file that could otherwise be played by your player....
Thanks for the interest.
Mpeg Program Stream ( audio + video multiplexed ) not supported in Beta 1, so the file extension filter is there for protection.
Wait for Beta 2, as mpeg program stream de-multiplexing is now working
You're doing a great job!
I hope you'll get full divx/xvid w/mp3 support working in the future.
It would be great if we could just burn those 700MB avi's onto a disc to play them on our beloved dreamcast without having to convert or lower the bitrate.
Btw, do you think it's possible (in the future of course) to get those .srt subtitle files working?
I believe they're called subrips, they're basicly plain text documents with the subtitles which will be rendered on top of the movie.
Why don't you upload the project to github or google projects for example?
I've seen lots of positive feedback, maybe they're some experienced people like you willing to give a hand
DivX/XviD + MP3 support now fully working
But simply, the SH4 cpu can not decode mpeg1/2/4 video real-time faster than 480x272@24fps.
And it seems the Dreamcast's GD-Rom drive reads CD's much slower than modern CD Drives, so bitrate may need to be lowered.http://multimedia.cx/eggs/cd-r-read-speed-experiments/
About getting subtiltes support, that is a good idea.
I should be able to write a module to support at least .srt format, I just need to look at some specifications of the formatting.
I will look at this, when everything else is finished with the video decoders.